The Obama Portraits

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  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    April 30, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Thanks for the new post, NerdyW.

    Greetings everyone, …..

    and goodnight from my corner of the world.

  2. April 30, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Evening VC.
    Wow. Some people are just incredibly talented. But the PBO was a very inspiring man.

  3. 4 mtmarilyn
    April 30, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Good evening VC. Have you had any spring yet? It’s here one day and gone the next week. Had snow on Sunday and tomorrow 60*.

  4. 5 marleysperson
    April 30, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    I think this is the most wonderful thing:)

  5. 6 marleysperson
    April 30, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    So did you know that people died on the campus of UNC today because of a shooter???

    • 7 jacquelineoboomer
      May 1, 2019 at 12:06 am

      This is so awful – these poor students.

      • May 1, 2019 at 8:54 am

        hello Jackie.,,,to quote Fannie Lou Hammer…I am sick and tired of being sick and tired…We have to change the Senate….i have been watching out to see what plans there are for the Senate…there is Jamie Harrison…in NC…Kelly in AZ…too bad that O Rourke and Abrams did not make a run for the Senate…..I know that if we do not retake the Senate…NOTHING WILL CHANGE…it will be worse than it was when Pres Obamam was in office…

        • 9 jacquelineoboomer
          May 2, 2019 at 12:51 am

          Hi, dear one! I kept thinking that 40 gazillion Democrats could move to KY to put a Dem in place over Mitch … but then I realized we just have to work hard for every Dem running for the Senate in every state and he won’t be so-called “Leader,” even if he wins, when the Dems gain back the majority. Also wish O’Rourke and Abrams were running for the Senate!

  6. 10 jacquelineoboomer
    April 30, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Thank you for this beauty, Nerdy! Gotta check that link out.

  7. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    May 1, 2019 at 12:02 am

    My thought after reading the article from the post is that the artist should at the very least turn those paintings into wallpaper for those inclined to have ’em around the house!


    From the article: “Pruitt, a New York City artist with Washington, D.C., roots, said he painted Obama’s image for an hour a day, as a meditative practice. As he painted, Pruitt said he was reminded of Obama’s philosophy, his world and what he stands for.

    “People always say, ‘wow, you must be really obsessed with Obama,'” Pruitt said. “No, I’m not a stalker. He’s just the first politician I felt a connection with. So, just like people go to the gym, I painted.”

  8. May 1, 2019 at 12:31 am

    “Trump Under Investigation
    For Forcing Undocumented Golf Course Employees
    To Work For No Pay.”
    “According to disturbing new reporting from The Washington Post, Donald Trump “systematically cheated” some of his golf course workers because of their undocumented status. The report recounts instances in which some undocumented employees at Trump’s golf club were forced to work without pay and denied vacation days, health insurance and promotions.

  9. May 1, 2019 at 2:32 am

    • May 1, 2019 at 2:38 am

      These folk will be in Barr’s face tomorrow (Wed) ….

  10. May 1, 2019 at 2:41 am

  11. May 1, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Good morning, TODville.

    This morning at 10am Eastern, 7am Pacific, Barr is called to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

  12. May 1, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Also today:

  13. 22 No Child Left Behind
    May 1, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Good Morning TODVille, Fellow Resisters.

    This morning #ImpeachBarrandTrump is trending. What a world we live in!

  14. 23 No Child Left Behind
    May 1, 2019 at 8:30 am

  15. May 1, 2019 at 8:48 am

  16. 27 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Morning everyone. WTF!!! Gazelle, sorry… sometimes you just HAVE to scream and swear! Have I mentioned how much I detest these morons?

  17. 28 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 8:57 am

    ASSange got 50 months in jail for jumping bail…right where he belongs

  18. 31 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Some ignorance and fear out there

  19. May 1, 2019 at 9:09 am


  20. 33 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 9:17 am


  21. 34 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Me too

  22. May 1, 2019 at 9:21 am

  23. 38 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 9:26 am

  24. May 1, 2019 at 9:56 am


  25. 40 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Stick a pin in this one

  26. 41 jer44
    May 1, 2019 at 10:09 am

    View this post on Instagram

    From eight years ago today: six hours after the successful bin Laden raid, President Obama works on the remarks he would deliver to the nation announcing the news.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ The initial draft of the speech was dictated by the President to his team in Chief of Staff Bill Daley’s office a few hours earlier.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ “Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.⁣ ⁣ For over two decades, bin Laden has been al Qaeda’s leader and symbol, and has continued to plot attacks against our country and our friends and allies. The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al Qaeda.⁣ ⁣ Yet his death does not mark the end of our effort. There’s no doubt that al Qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must –- and we will — remain vigilant at home and abroad.⁣ ⁣ As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not –- and never will be -– at war with Islam. I’ve made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda has slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries, including our own. So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.”⁣ ⁣

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  27. May 1, 2019 at 10:39 am

  28. 44 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Thanks, Lindsey. We knew, you knew.

  29. 45 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 11:05 am

    These criminals lie like we breathe

  30. 46 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Boom! Here comes some truth!

  31. May 1, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Barr has already lied several times today …

    Also …

  32. 53 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Corrupt trump shill. That is all

  33. 54 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Oh. This is new

  34. 55 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 11:38 am

    • 56 pkayden
      May 1, 2019 at 7:51 pm

      So ordering someone to unrecuse himself and shut down an investigation is not obstruction? Really? What a tool.

  35. 57 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 11:43 am

    😂 Burn

  36. 58 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Giant tell

    • May 1, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      Barr the “Cover-up General”:
      Reportedly Barr angry with Mueller for directing his report to Congress and not to him – forcing him to do the nefarious to protect Trump.
      -Barr working for the Trump crime family.
      -Crimes of lying to Congress and the American people, obstruction, conspiring with Trump. Let’s do it.
      – Barr is a made man willing to take the hit for this boss.

  37. 60 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 11:58 am


  38. May 1, 2019 at 12:23 pm

  39. May 1, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    “MSNBC Cuts Off Lindsey Graham To Fact Check His Lies At Barr Hearing.”
    ” MSNBC has a policy of not giving this administration an open platform to lie to their viewers. It is good to see that someone at the network made the call to break into the coverage and tell their viewers the truth.’ (politicus.usa)
    –Lindsey Graham Lied 19 times In 12 Minutes at Barr hearing. (Easley)

  40. May 1, 2019 at 12:40 pm


  41. 65 No Child Left Behind
    May 1, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    • May 1, 2019 at 12:49 pm

      Lawrence hosted: Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Rep. Ro Khanna, Neal Katyal and David Frum last night…Barr discussion.
      -Gotta say it just thrilled me to bits.

  42. May 1, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    BRAVO ….

  43. May 1, 2019 at 12:47 pm


  44. 69 No Child Left Behind
    May 1, 2019 at 1:10 pm

  45. May 1, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    When Barr lied in previous hearing to Chris Van Hollen:
    (Barr said he didn’t know Mueller’s response to his summary “report”: We now know Mueller wrote to him quickly saying it was misleading, etc.)
    I think this lie shows Barr/Trump/GOP intention to spread distrust towards special counsel Mueller, and make him look unresponsive to the obvious lies and cover-up happening in broad daylight. I think it was to make Mueller look weak and downplay the enormity of his work.
    -imo their strategy included discrediting Mueller. May we not underplay or underestimate. Let the repercussions begin.

  46. 71 No Child Left Behind
    May 1, 2019 at 1:33 pm

  47. May 1, 2019 at 1:38 pm

  48. 73 jer44
    May 1, 2019 at 2:09 pm

  49. 75 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 2:09 pm

  50. 76 jer44
    May 1, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    • 78 Hillary Darton
      May 1, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      Thank jer44.

    • May 1, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      THANK YOU, JER, for being so on top of everything every day!!

    • 80 Hillary Darton
      May 1, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      Love my Forever First Lady44. She looks like she is heading to college.

    • May 1, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      Wow our FLOTUS! Talk about energy!
      A few notes:
      “…now 3,000 events around the country…together we are going to celebrate more than 600,000 students….you guys are the future…you are about to make the best investment you can possible make…I want to give community colleges a little extra love…you do not count Compton out…a lot of you have been counted out before…when I was in high school…I had someone tell me I shouldn’t reach to high…should dream a little smaller…that will happen to you again and again, there will be people in your life who tell you not to dream too big…in those times…ask yourself are you going to believe the haters or your own truth of your story.?..you kept on reaching higher…making people make room for you where you belong…don’t be afraid of the challenges I want you to know you do not do this alone…make those professor teach you..you have to build a community for yourself…a posse of support…people who going to keep lifting you up every day…none of us does this alone…we want you to understand how many people have your back…I know there’ll be times when you’ll want to give up…no one right way to do it…when you stumble I want you to get back up, it’s not about making mistakes…it is the ability to bounce back from that failure…that’s what makes you a true champion. we’re excited for all that you’re going to do in the future…You are the future…me and Barack are stepping out of the way for you to take the lead…knowledge, discipline, guts…please please keep working hard and be the best individuals you can be. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH….get it done!

  51. 82 jer44
    May 1, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    LIVE N0W: 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden campaigns in Iowa – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

  52. 83 No Child Left Behind
    May 1, 2019 at 2:37 pm

  53. 84 No Child Left Behind
    May 1, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    If there is one person I don’t want to see in a mall or near a girl’s bathroom is Roy Moore. And definitely, not in the Senate. That place is already too infected.

  54. 85 No Child Left Behind
    May 1, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    You can’t make this stuff up, even if you try!

  55. 86 No Child Left Behind
    May 1, 2019 at 2:47 pm

  56. May 1, 2019 at 3:05 pm

  57. 88 No Child Left Behind
    May 1, 2019 at 3:31 pm

  58. May 1, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Former F.B.I. Director James Comey per his NYT Op-Ed:
    “it takes character like Mr. Mattis’s to avoid the damage, because Mr. Trump eats your soul in small bites.”
    “It starts with your sitting silent while he lies, both in public and private, making you complicit by your silence. In meetings with him, his assertions about what “everyone thinks” and what is “obviously true” wash over you, unchallenged, as they did at our private dinner on Jan. 27, 2017, because he’s the president and he rarely stops talking. As a result, Mr. Trump pulls all of those present into a silent circle of assent.
    Speaking rapid-fire with no spot for others to jump into the conversation, Mr. Trump makes everyone a co-conspirator to his preferred set of facts, or delusions. I have felt it — this president building with his words a web of alternative reality and busily wrapping it around all of us in the room.”
    –let’s hope they blow the whistle.

    • 90 No Child Left Behind
      May 1, 2019 at 4:40 pm

      By Zeus! I tremble reading Comey’s description because I feel what he has felt. “It starts with your sitting silent while he lies…”

      2020 is just too far!

  59. 91 marleysperson
    May 1, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    He needs to hemorrhage

    • 92 marleysperson
      May 1, 2019 at 3:56 pm

  60. May 1, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Hello old friends! ….been out of the loop but wanted to share this slate of projects coming out soon:

    more detail on the incredible people people working on the individual projects https://deadline.com/2019/04/barack-michelle-obamas-higher-ground-sets-first-netflix-slate-1202604661/

  61. 96 No Child Left Behind
    May 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Miss Coward!

  62. 98 pkayden
    May 1, 2019 at 6:09 pm

  63. 99 No Child Left Behind
    May 1, 2019 at 6:26 pm

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  66. 102 jer44
    May 1, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    SOON – Joe Biden holds campaign rally in South Bend, Indiana – https://abcnews.go.com/Live

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